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85

The Year of Miss Agnes

Local, intellectual inbreeding can constrain overall intelligence.
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After decades of disinterest, backwoods Indian children in Alaska are amazed to find school learning offers real values, and even happiness, thanks to a teacher from England.

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85

The Maggie B.

One needs to have a comfortable 'place' in their lives.
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This simple story is literary art for children at bedtime:  every child should have a 'life' on their own Maggie B.

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85

The Little Mermaid — Disney video

Disney's Little Mermaid tells children life can be joy, whereas Hans Christian Anderson says it is forlorn pain.
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Preferring human over mermaid values, Ariel puts her soul in the control of a treacherous sea-witch to become a human maiden so she can earn Prince Eric's love.

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84

Ziggy Piggy and the Three Little Pigs

Children need to discover the great value of outside the box thinking.
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Ziggy heads to the beach as the three disapproving pigs prepare for the wolf, but it's Ziggy's "outside the box" thinking that saves the day.

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84

Helen Keller : A Determined Life

Hellen Keller proved that being human requires human thinking.
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This is a factual, but no less inspiring, telling of an incredible mind awakening —it should be on every child's bookshelf!

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84

Arthur Babysits

Arthur finds a smart way to babysit unruly twins.
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Arthur proves his resourcefulness when babysitting the terrible Tibble twins.

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83

Franklin Rides a Bike

When others have shown the way, one has no excuse.
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Franklin learns that everyone has to struggle with their particular challenges, just as he has to struggle to cycle without training wheels.

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83

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon shows that life is about taking control of one's environment.
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Harold's world is a blank slate through which he learns to draw his own experiences, with a purple crayon.

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82

Only A Cat

Kitten Cat discovers that cats have some great abilities.
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Out of print. —
Having failed at copying the abilities of other creatures, Kitten Cat learns to judge herself by her own talents.

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81

Scat! Scat!

This cat has unrelenting self-respect, and rightly so!
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Undeterred by rejections, a lovely cat proudly perseveres at finding a home.

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